Systematic review of the psychological consequences of false-positive screening mammograms
Health Technol Assessment
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
In the UK, women aged 50-73 years are invited for screening by mammography every 3 years. In 2009-10, more than 2.24 million women in this age group in England were invited to take part in the programme, of whom 73% attended a screening clinic. Of these, 64,104 women were recalled for assessment. Of those recalled, 81% did not have breast cancer; these women are described as having a false-positive mammogram.
addresses: Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 1 - 170
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